We all know by now that antioxidants are important when you’re striving to keep your skin healthy and looking radiant. With that in mind, you — like us — are probably often looking for skin care products that include antioxidants. That’s great! But we’re here to tell you that you can deliver those vital antioxidants to your skin in more ways than one. What you eat can directly impact your skin health! That may sound concerning if you know you don’t always eat the healthiest foods, but not to worry, we’re all human! Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can be delicious and likely easier than you would expect.
Here are some antioxidant-rich foods that dermatologists encourage you to make a regular part of your diet:
Foods high in vitamin C: These include citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits and clementines, as well as berries, tomatoes, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. According to research, higher intake of vitamin C is associated with a lower likelihood of the appearance of wrinkles!
Foods rich in linoleic acid: This includes vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, meats and eggs. Linoleic acid is great for preventing dry skin, which is a common factor associated with skin aging.
It’s not only important to know what kinds of foods to include in your diet as best you can, but you should also know about what you eat or what you do on a daily basis that could exacerbate common skin issues.
If you struggle with acne, no matter your age, did you know that a diet high in sugar and dairy can potentially worsen acne? This isn’t the case for everyone, but if you reduce the amount of sugar and/or dairy in your diet for a week or longer and notice an improvement in your acne, it may be a factor for you.
Other ways you can ensure your skin looks and feels healthy include protecting your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen daily and doing your best to get enough sleep. Both of these factors contribute to healthy, happy skin!
When it comes to your skin care regimen, ingredients you want to include are antioxidants, retinoids (as long as they don’t irritate your skin) and alpha-hydroxy acids. These are three proven anti-aging skin ingredients, in addition to sunscreen!
Between your diet, your daily routines and your skin care regimen, there are a lot of different ways you can take good care of your skin. If you’re ready for a revitalizing skin treatment or to build up your stock of medical-grade skin care products, that’s where we can help! Call us today at (757) 819-7633 or request a consultation online.